The Life Ball, one of the world’s biggest AIDS charity events, is taking a creative break in 2016. Nevertheless, the Red Ribbon Celebration Concert, which has been a fixed component of the Life Ball weekend, was held this year as usual. Vienna’s Burgtheater decked out in Red Ribbons for the fifth time on June 10.
Opera-stars including Anna Netrebko, Juan Diego Flórez, Thomas Hampson, Luca Pisaroni, Piotr Beczala, Margarita Gritskova, Marina Rebeka and many more besides followed in the footsteps of the legend of Orpheus and Eurydice at this concert.
Primadonna Anna Netrebko performed on stage with a Roberto Cavalli’s (?) gown. This is cut from weightless silk-chiffon in a loose, billowy silhouette that moves beautifully as she walks. It’s printed with a sketched taupe pattern.
For the Red Carpet, the Russian soprano chose a silk draped animal print kaftan dress by Roberto Cavalli.
On the Red Carpet, Juan Diego Florez and his wife Julia. Mrs. Florez chose a ballgown by the Austrian designer Juergen Christian Hoerl: completely in black tulle with white polka dots, the strapless sweetheart bodice frames a feminine fit, the skirt has a pronounced A-line shape with tulle overlay.
Present at the event, another beautiful couple: Luca Pisaroni and his wife. Catherine wore a jumpsuit in navy blue with wide leg pant, plunging V neckline, fitted bodice and draped with decorative medallion in front.
Photos: Harald Artner, Andreas Tischler